Wednesday, 5 September 2012 11:17 AM
Cascada; Spanish for waterfall, is the name of the new 4-seater, mid-size convertible from Vauxhall. We can’t see much from these chopped images, but it looks like it could well be based on the Astra platform. And, yes, it will be called the Cascada when it goes on sale in early 2013, boosting the new Vauxhall range ranks alongside the Mokka mini-SUV and Adam supermini.
The new drop-top is 4.7 metres in length and features a full-size fabric roof which can be opened or closed at the touch of a button, even when the car is moving of speeds up to 30mph. Other than that we can’t tell you what engines will be on offer – although we’d expect the same petrol and diesel powerplants currently available in the Vauxhall range; all of them plenty new and economical enough.
Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director, Duncan Aldred, commented: “Cascada, along with Adam and Mokka, will bring a fresh and exciting dimension to our product line-up for customers. This year is genuinely a new chapter in Vauxhall’s long history, and I’m pleased that we’re able to enter the mid-size convertible sector with Cascada, and continue to refresh people’s perception of our great brand.”
The new Cascada won’t be shown at this month’s Paris Motor Show, where the new Adam supermini will be the brand’s main attraction, but more information and some proper pics are said to be following soon, ahead of the car going on sale in early 2013.
By Daniel Anslow
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